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Armstrong Cork Company
05000413 [1]Significant datesAdded to NRHP May 10, 2005Designated PHLF 2007[2]The Armstrong Cork Company
Armstrong Cork Company
(formerly of Armstrong World Industries) was a cork manufacturer located at 2349 Railroad Street in the Strip District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company's building was built circa 1901, and designed by architect Frederick J. Osterling. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 10, 2005,[1] and to the List of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks in 2007.[2] Today, the building is maintained as loft apartments (since May 2007), and is called "The Cork Factory " (also known as the "Cork Factory Lofts", and "The Cork Factory - loft apartments on the river").[3] Armstrong Cork Company
Armstrong Cork Company
eventually moved its headquarters to Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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National Register Of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
(NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property. The passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966 established the National Register and the process for adding properties to it. Of the more than one million properties on the National Register, 80,000 are listed individually
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Port Of Pittsburgh
The Port of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
is a vast river traffic region in southwestern Pennsylvania. It spans a twelve-county area including Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Butler, Clarion, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties. It encompasses essentially all 200 miles of commercially navigable waterways in southwestern Pennsylvania, including the three major rivers in this region: the Allegheny, the Monongahela, and the Ohio. These waterways are made navigable by a system of seventeen locks and dams. The Port of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
supports over 200 river terminals and barge industry service suppliers, including privately owned public river terminals. The port complex is served by the CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads and by four interstate highways
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Pittsburgh City Council
The Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
City Council is the legislative body of the City of Pittsburgh. It consists of nine members.[1] City council members are chosen by plurality elections in each of nine districts.Contents1 Current membership 2 Past Presidents 3 Past members[8] 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksCurrent membership[edit] The current members of the city council are:[2]District Name Took Office Party1 Darlene Harris 2006 Dem2 Theresa Kail-Smith 2009[3] Dem3 Bruce Kraus† 2008 Dem4 Anthony Coghill 2018 Dem5 Corey O'Connor 2012 Dem6 R. Daniel Lavelle 2010 Dem7 Deborah Gross 2014 Dem8 Erika Strassburger 2018 Dem9 Rev
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Sports & Exhibition Authority Of Pittsburgh And Allegheny County
The Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
and Allegheny County (also known as the Sports & Exhibition Authority or SEA) is a municipal authority that owns and operates public sports and entertainment venues in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
and the City of Pittsburgh.[1] It was founded as the Public Auditorium Authority of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
and Allegheny County.[2] In November 1999, it was renamed to its current name.[2] It owns PNC Park, Heinz Field, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, North Shore Riverfront Park, PPG Paints Arena, and the North Shore Parking Garage.[2] In July 1998, the SEA developed the "Destination Financing Plan" to encourage Pittsburgh's image as a travel destination.[2] The plan financed the complete redesign and expansion of the David L
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Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority
The Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (Pittsburgh ICA, also known as the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority for Cities of the Second Class) is a special administrative body created by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
to oversee the finances of the City of Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh Police
The Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Police (PBP), officially the Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Bureau of Police, is the largest law enforcement agency in Western Pennsylvania and the third largest in Pennsylvania. The modern force of salaried and professional officers was founded in 1857 but dates back to the night watchmen beginning in 1794, and the subsequent day patrols in the early 19th century, in the then borough of Pittsburgh
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Allegheny County District Attorney
The Allegheny County District Attorney
District Attorney
is the elected district attorney for Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The office is responsible for the prosecution of violations of Pennsylvania commonwealth laws. (Federal law violations are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania). The current District Attorney
District Attorney
is Stephen Zappala. In 1995 the Assistant District Attorneys formed a collective bargaining unit and voted to be represented by the United Steelworkers of America
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Allegheny County Sheriff
The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) is a local county law enforcement agency that serves both Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The ACSO focuses on a number of tasks as an arm of the court, including: court security, writ services, sheriff sales, prisoner transportation, license to carry concealed firearms, warrants, crime prevention and K9 Unit. In some instances, the Sheriff's Office will complement local departments that do not have the capacity to handle specific situations. Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Honus Wagner
Honus Wagner
was a deputy sheriff
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Pittsburgh Bureau Of Fire
The Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Bureau of Fire (PBF) provides fire protection and hazardous material mitigation to the city of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[2] In all the department is responsible for 55.5 square miles (144 km2) with a population of 305,841 as of the 2013 Census estimation.[3] The Bureau was the first fire department in the United States
United States
to unionize and thus has an International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) number of 1.[4]Contents1 History 2 Stations and apparatus 3 In pop culture 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] The department started out as a volunteer fire department and officially transitioned to a fully paid department on May 23, 1870.[4] Over 30 years later in 1903 a group of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
firefighters sought to improve working and living conditions of those serving in the department
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Carnegie Library Of Pittsburgh
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
is the public library system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its main branch is located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and it has 19 branch locations throughout the city. Like hundreds of other Carnegie libraries, the construction of the main library, which opened in 1895, and several neighborhood branches, was funded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie. The Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Photographic Library is a photography repository held by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
of over 50,000 prints and negatives relating to history of Pittsburgh.Contents1 History 2 Branches 3 Partnership with suburban branches 4 Our Library, Our Future 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] The City of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
was originally home to eight Carnegie libraries constructed at the turn of the 20th century
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Port Authority Of Allegheny County
Port Authority of Allegheny County
Port Authority of Allegheny County
(also known as the Port Authority and formerly as Port Authority Transit (PAT) and PATransit) is the second-largest public transit agency in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and the 26th-largest in the United States.[3] The county-owned, state-funded agency is based in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
and is overseen by a CEO and a nine-member board of unpaid volunteer directors, who are appointed by the county executive and approved by the county council.[4] The Port Authority's bus, light rail and funicular system covers Allegheny County. On a few of its longer-distance routes, service extends into neighboring counties such as Beaver, Washington, and Westmoreland
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Pittsburgh Public Schools
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Public Schools is the public school district in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States and adjacent Mount Oliver. The combined land area of these municipalities is 55.3 square miles (143 km2) with a population of 342,503 according to the 2000 census.[1] In March 2012, the superintendent became Linda Lane. She has a performance-based contract until Jan 2014.[2] Lane served as Deputy Superintendent[3] from 2006 until her promotion. In June 2016, Anthony Hamlet was confirmed as the new Superintendent after a month-long controversy over his credentials.[4] The school district operates 54 schools with 3,900 full-time employees (1,985 teachers) and serves 24,652 students with a 2016 General Fund Budget of $570.4 million, or $23,100/ student.[5] Locations:Administration Building—341 S
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Allegheny Conference
The Allegheny Conference
Allegheny Conference
on Community Development is an nonprofit, private sector leadership organization dedicated to economic development and quality of life issues for a 10-county region in southwestern Pennsylvania, United States. It grew from efforts in the 1940s to coordinate improvements to regional transportation and the local environment. During World War II, the Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Regional Planning Association President Richard King Mellon, Carnegie Institute of Technology President Robert Doherty, and others organized local leaders to create a postwar planning committee. Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Mayor David L. Lawrence
David L. Lawrence
and Allegheny County Commissioner John Kane were early recruits. The Allegheny Conference was officially established in 1944. The city's most visible problem in the first half of the 20th century was air pollution
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Allegheny County Courthouse
The Allegheny County Courthouse
Allegheny County Courthouse
in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is part of a complex (along with the old Allegheny County Jail) designed by H. H. Richardson. The buildings are considered among the finest examples of the Romanesque Revival style for which Richardson is well known. The complex is bordered by wide thoroughfares named for city founders James Ross (Ross Street), John Forbes (Forbes Avenue) and James Grant (Grant Street). The current building, completed in 1888, was designated a National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
in 1976.[4] Richardson later referred to it as his "great achievement".[8]Contents1 Early structures 2 Current structure 3 Legacy and impact 4 In popular culture 5 Gallery 6 See also 7 References 8 External links 9 Further readingEarly structures[edit]Second Courthouse, Pittsburgh, in 1857
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Economy Of Pittsburgh
The economy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is diversified, focused on services, medicine, higher education, tourism, banking, corporate headquarters and high technology. Once the center of the American steel industry, and still known as "The Steel
Steel
City", today the city of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
has no steel mills within its limits, though Pittsburgh-based companies such as US Steel, Ampco Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
and Allegheny Technologies
Allegheny Technologies
own several working mills in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
was chosen for the 2009 G-20 summit as its transformation is an example of a 21st-century economy
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